22nd Sep, 2019

Redditch runners beat the heat of the city to raise capital sum for charity

Ross Crawford 30th Jul, 2018

A TEAM from Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions in Redditch has run the British 10k in London – with nine other charity runners – to raise more than £6,500 for Young Epilepsy.

Andrew Williams, Bob Gibbs and Jon Nock from the Clews Road company set off in sweltering heat from the capital’s Wellington Arch and ran past several famous landmarks including Big Ben and Westminster Abbey before finishing next to Trafalgar Square.

Their efforts were all in aid of the charity Young Epilepsy which delivers world class diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation as well as pioneering research, specialist education, a helpline and national outreach services.

Abacus supplies and a supports a power-assisted Gemini height adjustable platform bath at its specialist educational campus in Lingfield, Surrey.

Out of 15,000 entrants, official results show Jon finished in 1,743th place with a time of 00:50:38, Andy crossed the line in 3,214th place on 00:55:50 and Bob finished at 00:55:51 and in 3,220th place.

Andy, Abacus’s marketing manager said: “I have run a half marathon previously and play competitive cricket however I have never done a 10k race before, especially in that heat.

“It was tough but running with Bob and Jon, plus the support from the charity pushed me on.

“It was a really memorable experience and would like to thank everyone who has donated to the final total – now in excess of £6,500! These funds will make a significant difference to lots of young people living with Young Epilepsy.”

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